Dirty job

Written by admin on April 7, 2008 – 6:34 pm -

Unlike the United States you can’t just chuck your food scraps into the garbage disposal or trash. Apart from European countries South Korea can be counted as one of the few countries in Asia that segregate their garbage religiously. If you live in an apartment complex there can be as many as eight bins separating glass, plastic, styrofoam, cardboard, tin and aluminum. Apart from that there are separate bins for used cooking oil, food, fluorescent tubes, bulbs and batteries. Finally there’s the dreaded food waste bin which I really hate especially during the summer when one whiff of its contents is simply revolting. Being the lazy bastard that I am, I still went on and put my food scraps into small little plastic bags ang tied them off but still mixed them with my trash. That was up until my cleaning lady told me that this was unacceptable and that I would have to seperate my food scraps from my garbage.

I’m not all that lazy, I do segregate waste such as cardboard, plastic, glass etc. Realizing that it was inevitable that I would have to throw my stuff into food waste bin, I had to find a way of making that chore more appealing.

My colleague suggested that I get a food waste drier, basically what this little gadget does is it sucks out all the moisture of whatever you put in it’s 5 liter capacity compartment by circulating hot air and spewing it out from the two filters behind which I’m guessing filters out the smell. This process takes about 12 hrs. So if you dump your scraps into it’s compartment it should be completely dry and hard as nails the next morning leaving no smell (well maybe just a tad) when you open the front door and making the chore of throwing out your scraps less gross.

My unit just got delivered today at my office and I will be putting it through its paces when I get home tonight. Inventions like these make life better for lazy bastards like me. For more information check out their webpage.




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